David Fincher, the maestro behind cinematic gems like “Gone Girl” and “Zodiac,” is back to weave his dark magic in the new Netflix thriller “The Killer.” A decade since his last foray into the genre, Fincher reunites with the silver screen, this time putting Michael Fassbender in the lead cast.
He stars along Arliss Howard, Kerry O’Malley, Sala Baker, Charles Parnell, and Sophie Charlotte to name a few.
Fassbender takes center stage as a meticulous and deadly assassin, breathing life into a character adapted from the French comics. The narrative unfurls a tapestry of disguises, routines, and calculated mayhem as we delve into the world of this sniper, choreographing his hits to the rhythm of The Smiths.
The plot pivots on a near-miss that catapults the assassin into a gripping international manhunt. Insisting it’s not personal, he wages war against both his employers and himself. Fassbender’s portrayal captures the essence of an assassin whose precision is rivaled only by his adherence to the motto: “stick to your plan, anticipate, don’t improvise.” However, a fatal error shatters his meticulously crafted world, setting off an unpredictable cascade of events.
Fincher, true to form, creates a detail-rich procedural, meticulously peeling back the layers of what happens when a hitman’s calculated existence crumbles. The film teeters on the edge between artistic noir and a straightforward revenge action, painting Fassbender’s character as more than just a cold-blooded killer—he’s a complex figure with emotions.
“The Killer” is a symphony of suspense, precision, and payback, crafted by the hands of a director known for his meticulous attention to detail and Fassbender, whose intensity on screen is a force to be reckoned with.
The movie is now streaming on Netflix.